LANAP (Laser Gum Treatment) Procedure Explained

Periodontal disease begins in the mouth but it travels all over the body.  It has the potential to travel through your bloodstream and work its way into vital organs.  There are many different causes as to why someone could have periodontal disease.  Some of these variables are genetics, stress, tobacco use, medications or even medical diseases, like diabetes.  Once periodontal disease has progressed it is often hard to treat on your own, professional treatment is usually the only way to eradicate the disease.There are many different techniques that can be used.  One technique we will be discussing is laser gum treatment, also known as, LANAP.

LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.   The name provides the basis for what the laser actually does.  Once the periodontal disease has been identified and diagnosed through a clinical exam the patient is ready for the LANAP treatment.  The light from the laser targets the diseased tissue, without harming healthy tissue, and penetrates beyond the visible surface tissue to effectively kill the bacteria.  After the laser has destroyed the diseased tissue a deep cleaning is performed to remove any calculus that is present.  The laser is then used to form a clot in the tissue which acts as a seal to protect the area while it heals.  The tissue is pressed gently against the roots of the teeth, without the use of sutures, to regain natural attachment.

Treating gum disease is now easier than ever with the LANAP procedure.  It is minimally invasive leaving the patient with little to no discomfort.  One of the best things is that this entire procedure can be done in one visit! Our office is committed to making sure we are always delivering the highest patient care at each and every visit.  The technology we use in the office helps us to maintain this high standard.   Check out our webpage to learn more about the LANAP procedure and other services we offer at


Above is a chronological explanation of how the LANAP procedure is conducted.


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